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Girl, 14, Who Accidentally Reversed Car Into Flood Channel Dies

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SUNLAND (CBS) — The 14-year-old girl who backed a vehicle into the Haines Canyon flood control channel in Sunland has died, police said Saturday.

Lindsey Woodward of Sunland was taken off life support Thursday at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, said Officer Sara Faden, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman.

The crash on Oro Vista Avenue was reported at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.

Lindsey and 18-year-old Haily Kinikin, also of Sun Valley, were in Haily’s Ford Edge in the parking lot of Sunland Neighborhood Church after a youth group event when Lindsey backed the vehicle through a chain-link fence and into a roughly 10-foot-deep channel, police said.

Both got out of the vehicle before rescuers arrived, but police said Lindsey had suffered critical head and chest injuries. Haily’s injuries were minor.

 (©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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